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Custom Post Types instead of Category Dropdown

  1. Hello,

    I came across this plugin which might come handy to what I want to do.

    I have 10 different custom post types representing each of my categories.

    I need a dropdown which will display these custom post types (so essentially replacing the categories dropdown) so that the post is submitted to the correct place.

    Any ideas on how to achieve this?


    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday October 31, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Here is how you can dynamically populate a drop down:

    That example shows how to populate a drop down from posts. You can modify that to use just your custom posts or custom post types. The information you put into the drop down is up to you: the procedure for populating the drop down is the same.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday October 31, 2012 | Permalink
  3. ok this is helpful but i don't think it's exactly what I need.

    Dropdown menu (what the end-user sees) needs to have fixed names such as:

    Going Out
    Well Being

    corresponding to custom post types:


    I think the best way to do this is with a nested IF statement when the form is submitted...

    any help along these lines? Unfortunately i am not very experienced with php but i know how to edit a custom function :)

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday October 31, 2012 | Permalink
  4. any help with this? do i need to clarify better?

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday November 5, 2012 | Permalink
  5. Rothbert

    Any progress with this Andy?

    Posted 11 years ago on Saturday November 24, 2012 | Permalink
  6. Andy, if you know your custom post types and they are not changing, you can create your own drop down with all the custom post type titles (Going Out, etc), and use the values to set the corresponding actual custom post type names (os_going_out, etc.)

    That is how you would set it up if you know all the post types from the outset. However, I am not sure what you need to do with the actual custom post types once they are in a drop down in your form.

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday November 26, 2012 | Permalink